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Piestewa Peak Trail

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 4.1 (12)

Just under 4 miles of singletrack running, complete with steep switchbacks and rolling terrain.


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Map Key

3.7

Miles

6.0

KM

76%

Runnable

2,071' 631 m

High

1,427' 435 m

Low

1,051' 320 m

Up

1,044' 318 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

39%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Unknown

Runner Notes

I'm able to run half of this loop and am working on at least 3/4. There are a lot of steep switchbacks that are difficult to just keep moving at a good pace let alone run...at least for me. It's a fun run with lots of changing trail types.

Description

Begin by taking the trail as it heads out along with the Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300 for about half a mile of good running. When you get to the second bench, continue straight to stay on #302; the Summit Trail continues to the right. Switchback all the way down then head north on a decent trail that is more manageable at least until you get to the northeast section which gets steep with some switchbacks leading to the high point of the north side. The top part of the north trail goes through one part of the mountains. Next, the trail heads along the middle of the mountains as you work your way down the first part. The trail switchbacks all the way down to the east side, eventually merging with #304 until the south side trail loops you back to the beginning.

Contacts

Shared By:

Erik Estrada with improvements by Robert Bruce

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 12 votes

#6937

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  4.1 from 12 votes
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Trail Rankings

#199

in Arizona

#6,937

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5,699 Since Mar 19, 2017
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Photos

Alternate Summit Trail
Oct 1, 2020 near Paradis…, AZ
Alternate Summit Trail
Oct 1, 2020 near Paradis…, AZ
A short clip showing an example of the trail.
Mar 14, 2016 near Paradis…, AZ
Trailside cactus.
Mar 14, 2016 near Paradis…, AZ

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May 2, 2021
Matt T
Nice trail with lots of options. Steep and rocky in places, but great views! 5.5mi
Nov 14, 2017
Brad Clemens